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Stern, Milton R.

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Most widely held works by Milton R Stern
F. Scott Fitzgerald in the twenty-first century by Jackson R Bryer( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thought-provoking collection explores significant new facets of an American author of lasting international stature. As the author of some of the most compelling short stories ever written, two of the central novels in American literature, and some of the most beautiful prose ever penned, F. Scott Fitzgerald is read and studied all over the world. Sixty-two years after his death, his works-protean, provocative, multilayered, and rich-continue to elicit spirited responses. This collection grew out of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference that convened in Princ
The golden moment : the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Milton R Stern( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the night by Milton R Stern( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fine hammered steel of Herman Melville; with a checklist of Melville studies by Milton R Stern( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 1965 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature survey by Milton R Stern( Book )

35 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think that there is a unifying identity in our cultural and intellectual production that is a deliberate dramatization of our total history. It is from this necessary and sensible orientation, as it seems to us, that we see the iconoclasm of the American writer as a major feature in our literature. What he expresses is a whole-voiced rejection of trammeling orthodoxies, conformities, hypocrisies, and delusions, wherever and whenever they are seen on the national landscape. Keeping that spirit in mind, we offer selections from American literature as a record of the continuing exploration that develops into and still speaks to our moment in time. - From the General Introduction by the Editors, on back cover
Discussions of Moby-Dick by Milton R Stern( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tender is the night : the broken universe by Milton R Stern( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night may or may not be the great American novel, but it is the great novel about American History. It is also a novel about Fitzgerald's life history. In the making for nearly 10 years and the subject of 18 revisions - the last undertaken after the book was first published in 1934 - Tender Is the Night is an expression of Fitzgerald's struggle to come to terms with his increasingly dark view of post-World War I American culture and with the disintegration of his personal life. Between the years 1925 and 1934, while working intermittently on Tender Is the Night, Fitzgerald experienced the complete mental breakdown of his wife, Zelda, the death of his father, and a demoralizing encounter with the Hollywood movie industry that coupled professional diminishment with financial dependence. He also witnessed the collapse of the country's high-flown Jazz Age into the impoverishment of the Great Depression. All of these events, writes Milton Stern, contributed to the profound sense of loss and disillusionment that colors the novel. The novel's two primary characters - the protagonist, idealistic psychiatrist Dick Diver, and his emotionally troubled wife, Nicole - suggest Fitzgerald's two visions of America. One, embodied in Dick, is naively attached to a false view of the past as incorruptibly good and of the future as transcendent; it is the ideal America. The other, represented by Nicole, is confused, fractured, damaged; it is the America scarred by the harsh contest for money and power characterizing the post-World War I era, the real America. As Dick and Nicole move from young to middle adulthood, Fitzgerald examines the complexities of their inner and outer worlds: the effects of war, the problems of sexual identity and sexual warfare, the nature of wealth, the struggle for moral responsibility, the human capacity for exploitation. The ultimate failure of their marriage, and above all of Dick Diver to fulfill his youthful promise, leaves the reader with a deep sense of loss and a yearning nostalgia for the idea of what could have been - for Nicole, particularly for Dick, and perhaps for America. Given the current emphasis on historicist reconstructions of American literature, Stern's focus on the influence of history is timely. He rounds out his analysis with a critical examination of the novel's literary motifs, imagery, and symbols to give the reader a richly informed assessment of Fitzgerald's chronicle of a personal and national fall from grace
The house of the seven gables : a romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This enduring novel of crime and retribution vividly reflects the social and moral values of New England in the 1840s. Nathaniel Hawthorne's gripping psychological drama concerns the Pyncheon family, a dynasty founded on pious theft, who live for generations under a dead man's curse until their house is finally exorcised by love. Hawthorne, by birth and education, was instilled with the Puritan belief in America's limitless promise. Yet -- in part because of blemishes on his own family history -- he also saw the darker side of the young nation. Like his twentieth-century heirs William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hawthorne peered behind propriety's façade and exposed the true human condition. -- Back cover
The first years in college; preparing students for a successful college career by Harry N Rivlin( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Herman Melville's Typee by Milton R Stern( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd, sailor; an inside narrative by Herman Melville( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1981 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd ia accused of plotting a mutiny by Claggett, Billy kills Claggett and his hanged for murder
Contexts for Hawthorne : the marble faun and the politics of openness and closure in American literature by Milton R Stern( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fine hammered steel of Herman Melville by Milton R Stern( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 1981 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and conflict in continuing professional education( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature survey by Milton R Stern( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People, programs, and persuasion : some remarks about promoting university adult education by Milton R Stern( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature survey by Milton R Stern( Book )

30 editions published between 1800 and 1978 in English and Multiple languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature survey by Milton R Stern( Book )

28 editions published between 1800 and 1977 in English and Multiple languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature survey : the American romantics: 1800-1860 by Milton R Stern( Book )

24 editions published between 1800 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American literature survey by Milton R Stern( Book )

25 editions published between 1800 and 1980 in English and Multiple languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The house of the seven gables : a romance
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Stern, Milton Ralph 1928-

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American literature surveyTender is the night : the broken universeThe house of the seven gables : a romanceAmerican literature survey